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Clarke, Gilbert (1925-2010), local community and environmental campaigner

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Surname: Clarke
Forenames: Gilbert
Gender: Male
Date: 1925-2010
History: Born in Bleasby Street, Sneinton. He was educated at Sneinton Boulevard School until he was 14 when he left to become a trainee draftsman with Nottingham City Council. He served with the Army in World War II, before returning to work with the council for more than 40 years, until he retired at 60. He was a leading member of the Sneinton community, helping to found the Sneinton Environment Society and editing the community newsletter, "The Sneinton Magazine" for 27 years. He was an integral part of the campagin to restore the 19th Century Green's Windmill, which reopened in 1986. He was also a member of the Nottingham Photographic Society and The Woodland Trust. He lived in Sneinton his whole life until his last weeks, when he moved into the Miriam Kaplowitch House care home, Sherwood with his older brother Norman. He died on 16 May 2010. He was the step-uncle of the Conservative MP for Rushcliffe Ken Clarke.
Places:
  • Sneinton, Nottinghamshire
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P221054
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1925-2010: papers rel to his time as editor of the Sneinton Magazine, his work with Sneinton Environment Society and George Green Memorial Fund
Nottinghamshire Archives
See Annual Return 2010

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